Masks, Figurines and Fetishes

January 24, 2007

Masks, Figurines and Fetishes

Gatineau, Quebec, January 24, 2007 – Join us at the Canadian Museum of Civilization on Saturday, February 3 for a demonstration of traditional African woodworking by Gabonese artist Blaise Yvoulou. Learn the meanings and secrets associated with this age-old art form. This workshop is presented as part of Black History Month.

Blaise Yvoulou learned the art of sculpting with his grandfather. In his youth, his interest in sculpting developed as rapidly as his manual skill in cutting and carving stone. Sculpture became his passion. He came to Canada as a participant in the 2001 Jeux de la Francophonie, and was so well received by Canadians that he decided to stay.

Masks, Figurines and Fetishes
Saturday, February 3, 2007
10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
Main Lobby

More information is available by calling 819 776-7000 or 1 800 555-5621.

Media Information:

Chief, Media Relations
Canadian Museum of Civilization
Tel.: 819 776-7167

Media Relations Officer
Canadian Museum of Civilization
Tel.: 819 776-7169

Fax: 819 776-7187

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